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Who, What, Where, When & Why
Cat: BST X057. Rel: 13 May 19
  1. Who, What, Where, When & Why (Disco version) (5:10)
  2. No Promises (Disco version) (6:46)
Review: Best Records do it again, dusting down a searing slice of robo-funk from the early 80s that will pop your lock every which way. B Funk was a one-off project from Mario Boncaldo and Tony Carrasco, best known for their incredible work as Klein & MBO. They released the "Magic Spell" album in 1983, and it was loaded with richly produced Italo disco and proto house sounds - there's a good reason the original release has been fetching such crazy prices on the second hand market. Now Best have cherry picked two of the finest cuts from the album, sought out the extended disco versions from Carrasco's vaults, and given them a glorious new pressing.
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 in stock $16.07
Kenya 1980s: CBS EP
Kenya 1980s: CBS EP (limited 12" + MP3 download code)
Cat: AFR7 1206. Rel: 28 Feb 19
  1. Black Savage - "Fire" (5:13)
  2. S & D Majek - "Got The Feelin'" (3:11)
  3. Ovid - "Karibuni" (4:31)
  4. Ovid - "Operator" (4:35)
 in stock $18.58
Synthetic Substitution (reissue)
Synthetic Substitution (reissue) (clear vinyl 7" limited to 200 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: BAB 001 CLEAR. Rel: 13 Jul 20
  1. Melvin Bliss - "Synthetic Substitution" (3:50)
  2. Sweet Daddy Floyd - "I Just Can't Help Myself" (4:17)
Review: The popular Breaks & Beats series of light-touch, DJ-friendly re-edits of soul and funk classics has decided to reissue some of its most sought-after seven-inch singles on clear vinyl pressings. Fittingly, the first to get the reissue treatment is the label's first ever release from 2017. On the A-side you'll find a tasty extension of Melvin Bliss's warm, heartfelt, piano-heavy 1983 cut "Synthetic Substitution". While Bliss's brilliant original is largely kept in-tact, the mystery re-editor naturally makes more of the opening breakbeat. Flip for a similarly tasty rearrangement of Sweet Daddy Floyd's 1978 Blaxploitation style disco-funk shuffler "I Just Can't Help Myself", a cut rich in rolling breaks, densely layered percussion, punchy orchestration and "Shaft"-style guitar licks.
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 in stock $11.08
Do It For Nothing
Do It For Nothing (12" + MP3 download code)
Cat: EHS 028. Rel: 19 Jun 17
  1. I'm Not Ready To Relax (4:22)
  2. Sorry Hills (4:15)
  3. Sleep Demon (3:52)
  4. Everything Is Right In Front Of Me (4:02)
  5. Do It For Nothing (4:13)
  6. Brickwall Hallelujah (4:54)
 in stock $19.95
Life Sentence
Cat: HOBO 026. Rel: 02 Nov 20
  1. Life Sentence (5:37)
  2. Life Sentence (instrumental) (5:32)
  3. Driftin' Off (3:10)
  4. Driftin' Off (instrumental) (3:09)
 in stock $22.17
At The Helm
At The Helm (limited 7")
Cat: 5BB 019. Rel: 24 May 19
  1. Hieroglyphics - "At The Helm" (3:51)
  2. Southside Movement - "I've Been Watching You" (3:50)
 in stock $12.19
Dirty Decibels
Dirty Decibels (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: 5BB 024. Rel: 16 Nov 20
  1. The High & Mighty - "Dirty Decibels" (3:57)
  2. Simon Haseley - "Hammerhead" (4:33)
Review: Another 5 Boroughs Breaks release means another gold standard hip-hop banger. This one is from
The High & Mighty duo who hailed from Phillie and were active in the nineties. Their 'Dirty Decibels' is a sleazy joint with prying bass and sliding drums that get under your skin. The rhymes flow smooth and the samples are sweet. Flip it over and you'll find where they come from - a rare library music tune by Simon Haseley called 'Hammerhead.' It's a 60s gem with harps, horns and serene strings that make for a luxuriant sound.
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 in stock $12.19
Halilit Kesem (reissue)
Cat: TRS 007. Rel: 02 Aug 18
  1. The High Voices - "Halilit Kesem" (4:01)
  2. Shlomo Gronich - "Please Stay" (Todres edit) (3:37)
 in stock $10.26
Igbo Nwe Egwu
Igbo Nwe Egwu (limited 12" + sticker)
Cat: DTWM 001. Rel: 20 Mar 20
  1. ISCAC Band & Soki Ohale - "Igbo Nwe Egwu" (9:34)
  2. La Bruno - "Instant Reaction" (5:53)
  3. La Bruno - "Instant Rap" (5:53)
 in stock $18.58
Jibiti
Jibiti (7")
Cat: FUR 7391. Rel: 06 Jul 20
  1. Jibiti (Bosq remix) (4:34)
  2. Jibiti (Bosq remix instrumental) (4:33)
Review: Kaleta's first full-length collaboration with the Super Yamba Band, 2019's "Medaho", was something of a slept-on treat: a fiendishly psychedelic Afrobeat affair that was every bit as heavy, colourful and vibrant as you'd expect. Here, one of the album's standout tunes gets the remix treatment courtesy of long-serving, party-starting musical fusionist Bosq. The Ubiquity and Soul Clap stalwart delivers vocal and instrumental passes of "Jibiti", both of which make great use of Kaleta's vocals and Super Yamba Band's fuzzy, Fela Kuti-style horn lines. Bosq's groove is closer in feel to Afro-disco than the original album version, though the bassline, organ stabs and vocals are pure Afrobeat gold.
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 in stock $12.75
Broasted Or Fried
  1. The LB's - "Broasted Or Fried" (4:45)
  2. Soul's Path Ensemble - "Stop Tryin'" (4:44)
Review: For their latest must-check release, Rocafort Records has dipped into the Seattle soul scene in order to showcase the sounds of two interconnected bands, both of which are directed by (and feature performances from) trumpeter Joel Ricci, bassist Joel Gray and saxophonist Art Brown. On the A-side, the L.B's deliver a brilliantly infectious, percussive, funky and horn-heavy cover of Willie Bobo's rare groove classic 'Broasted or Fried'. It sounds like it was recorded live at an electric, energy-charged session - as if you're eves dropping on an intimate backyard funk gig. Equally as potent - if a little deeper, slower and more solo-laden - is the South Path Ensemble's impressive flipside, 'Stop Tryin'.
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 in stock $9.42
Let It Go
Let It Go (7")
Cat: BBR 017. Rel: 20 Nov 20
  1. Let It Go (vocal) (3:30)
  2. Let It Go (instrumental) (3:30)
Review: A Lord Funk and Samm Culley collaboration is always going to be something to get excited about and so it proves on this one from French label Boogie Butt. Each of these artists has oodles of experience spanning multiple decades, with Culley being an R&B, soul and funk keyboard player who has been in various key bands. Here he harks back to the 70s with super tight drum funk and rugged instrumentals recalling the likes of The Fatback Band and Hot Chocolate. The breaks are killer for the dancers, too, and on the flip, Lord Funk serves up his rework while Samm jumps on bass to do his inimitable thing.
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 in stock $13.59
A17
A17 (7")
Cat: APRON 17. Rel: 11 Aug 20
  1. Mighty Baron III - "Screwe'd" (3:34)
  2. Sun Runners - "The Finest" (4:14)
Review: The latest audio missive from Funkineven's Apron camp has been receiving a lot of heat, and it's easy to see why. In typical style, both tracks take classic boogie and '80s soul jams, impressively mangling them in distinctly different ways. Mighty Baron III's "Screwed" is a "chopped and screwed" masterpiece - a fusion of sludgy, slowed-down electrfunk loops, pitched-down vocals and wonky beatbox rhythms. It's distinctively odd, but really rather special. Flip for the Sun Runners' "The Finest", a smart and melodious S.O.S Band re-edit that's been pepped up with additional drum machine hits and special effects. It will do the business on both boogie and R&B dancefloors.
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 in stock $12.19
It's JB
It's JB (7" limited to 200 copies)
Cat: MSLX 011. Rel: 10 Jun 19
  1. It's JB (4:07)
  2. I'm Good (5:53)
Played by: Voodoocuts
 in stock $13.29
Soopastole Edits Vol 17
RM/MM vs SW
Soopastole Edits Vol 17 (white vinyl 7" limited to 200 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: SSR 217 WHITE. Rel: 02 Nov 20
  1. How Superstitious (vocal mix) (4:14)
  2. How Superstitious (instrumental mix) (4:14)
Review: Limited white vinyl repress.DJ Soopasoul's last mash-up was an inspired affair that saw him perfectly fuse tracks by Philadelphia Soul legends MFSB and the Beastie Boys. Here he takes a similar approach, placing the rap vocals from the 1995 hip-hop classic 'How High' atop a suitably funky, lolloping beat crafted from clavinet-heavy sections from Stevie's party-starting floor-heater 'Superstition'. It works remarkably well on the A-side vocal mix, and those who'd not heard either track would be convinced that there was no mash-up antics going on. Over on side B you'll find an instrumental mix that showcases Soopasoul's editing skills; minus the vocals, is a fine re-edit of the Wonder-ful jam.
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Try My Love
Cat: SC 722. Rel: 05 Sep 19
  1. Try My Love (3:39)
  2. Odoya (feat Toco) (3:53)
Review: Stefano Tirone has been a stalwart of the Italian scene since making his debut on legendary Italian house label Calypso Records way back in 1992. Since then, his productions have become increasingly more jazz and soul focused, with a sizeable side order of groovy downtempo beats. His latest seven-inch single begins with "Try My Love", a hazy chunk of head-nodding jazz-funk/soul fusion rich in languid synthesizer solos, lazy grooves, hazy horns and soulful vocals. It's really good all told, though we'd argue that flipside "Odoya" - a wiggling chunk of Afro-tinged mid-tempo funk - is even better. Either way, it's another rock solid release from the effervescent Tirone.
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 in stock $8.04
Smooth Operator
Cat: AS 2013. Rel: 01 Jan 90
  1. Smooth Operator
  2. Smooth Operator (long version)
  3. Smooth Operator (short version)
! low stock $13.03
Atlantis
 in stock $12.19
You've Got To Have Freedom
Cat: EXPAND 115. Rel: 21 Sep 18
  1. You've Got To Have Freedom (6:48)
  2. Got To Give It Up (6:03)
 in stock $14.15
Watasha
Watasha (7")
Cat: AHS 30. Rel: 01 Sep 20
  1. Watasha (4:57)
  2. Watasha (instrumental) (4:57)
 in stock $20.24
Scone Cold Christmas
Scone Cold Christmas (green marbled vinyl 7")
Cat: FFTR 103. Rel: 17 Dec 18
  1. My First Divorced Christmas (Santa Claus Got A Divorce) (feat Lee Taylor) (2:52)
  2. They Say It's Christmas Time (Christmas Time In Brooklyn) (feat John Dokes) (3:28)
 in stock $13.59
The Unforgiven
The Unforgiven (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: SCOR 001LP. Rel: 30 Apr 19
  1. The Unforgiven (3:25)
  2. Theme From "The Movietown Sound" (2:20)
Review: A one off private press from '72 from a mysterious band with no background or backstory; this funk soul doublet from the awesomely titled Scorpio & His People first reared its super-rare head in 2012 after original copies apparently fetched nearly 4000 quid. Raw, warm and driving, both sides cut it with the band glued tightly together and a soaring female. "The Unforgiving" is more straight up funk with some popping fills and gusty vocals while "Theme From 'The Movietown Sound'" comes with more of a smoky swagger, brazen pianos and a stunning break that screams 'sample me' louder than the OG price tag.
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 in stock $11.36
The Bottle (reissue) (Juno Exclusive)
The Bottle (reissue) (Juno Exclusive) (white vinyl 7" limited to 150 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: SB7 006D WHITE. Rel: 15 Jul 20
  1. The Bottle (5:07)
  2. Johannesburg (4:38)
Review: If you don't already own a copty of Gil Scott-Heron classic "The Bottle", one of the many highlights from the pioneering spoken word artist and musician's 1974 collaboration with Brian Jackson, "Winter In America", then we'd heartily recommend picking up one of these limited-edition, white vinyl singles. For the uninitiated, the track features Scott-Heron musing on alcoholism and poverty over a killer flute-laden soul-funk groove. This time round it comes backed by another Scott-Heron/Jackson gem, "Johannesburg" - a more musically inventive and bluesy meditation on arpartheid first featured on the pair's 1975 album "From South Africa To South Carolina".
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 in stock $13.29
When You Are Who You Are
BGP
Cat: BGPS 047. Rel: 27 Mar 15
  1. When You Are Who You Are (3:22)
  2. Free Will (alternative take #1) (2:55)
Review: Two crucial moments from Gil Scott Heron's immense repertoire; "When You Are Who You Are" takes the lead. Taken from his 1971 album Pieces Of A Man, it's a straight up homage to clarity and honesty told in the context that only Gil knew best. Flip for a very special alternative take of "Free Will". The title track of his following album, released a year later in 1972, the variations of this take (which has never been released on vinyl before) are subtle but strong enough to justify it a place in your collection.
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 in stock $9.42
It's Your World
Cat: SB 7009. Rel: 01 Jun 11
  1. It's Your World
  2. Winter In America
Review: Only 300 copies pressed of this classic Gil Scott-Heron heavy double sider on a limited dinked 45. "It's Your World" is Gil Scott - may he rest in peace - at his funkiest best with an upfront vocal over a driving sax and rhodes- those of you who have seen one or two Gilles Peterson's DJ sets down the years will remember this fondly. "Winter In America" showcases Gil's legendary poetic prose in a meandering, melancholic manner offset by rhodes and flute. Essential.
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 in stock $10.54
Lady Day & John Coltrane
Cat: TOWN 147. Rel: 29 Apr 13
  1. Gil Scott-Heron - "Lady Day & John Coltrane"
  2. Cesar - "See-Saw Affair"
 in stock $9.42
(You) Got What I Need
(You) Got What I Need (limited 7") (1 per customer)
Cat: BEWITH002 SEVEN. Rel: 27 Sep 18
  1. (You) Got What I Need (2:57)
  2. Powerful Love (2:06)
Review: Iconic soul from 1968 and Rhode Island wanderer Freddie Scott, famously sampled by Biz Markie, "(You) Got What I Need" is one of those records you know before you even hear it. Freddie's balance of sincerity and swing bring a powerful presence to the big R&B groove where the band and backing vocals are following Scott's lead to the measure. Driven by more of an upbeat northern soul stomp, "Powerful Love" was no fading b-side either. A vital piece of soul history.
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Joe Sembene
Cat: RAOI 001. Rel: 19 Oct 20
  1. Autrefois (3:55)
  2. Gorelle (3:18)
  3. Weur Di Dane (4:01)
  4. Le P'tit Quinquin (3:29)
 in stock $14.69
Pretty Lady
Pretty Lady (limited 7")
Cat: DYNAM 7010. Rel: 13 Jun 18
  1. Pretty Lady (2:40)
  2. Universe (Extraterrestrial Search Contact Tones) (2:29)
Review: George Semper's 1984 album Themes For Television, Sports and Aerobics is one of the most brilliantly bonkers you're ever likely to hear. It featured the veteran jazz-man reach for the most intergalactic-sounding electronic instruments he could find and lay down a series of short, library music style missives that still sound like the product of some kind of demented acid trip. The people behind Dynamite Cuts are obviously fans, because they've decided to stick a small selection of cuts from the hard-to-find album on this tidy 7" single. On the A you'll find the deep space, jazz-fired electro-lounge madness of "Pretty Lady", while the flip boasts two shorter cuts: jazzy synth-scape "Universe" and spacey ambient doodle "Extraterrestrial Search Contact Tones".
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Inner City Review
Cat: DYNAM 7078. Rel: 07 Jul 20
  1. Got To Find A Way To Make Some Money (2:55)
  2. The Weight (instrumental) (3:29)
Review: The red hot 45 series from Dynamite Cuts continues apace with more gold carefully dug out from the rich archives of George Semper. This is the first time ver these tunes have been on 7", and the pressing is limited to 600. "Got To Find A Way To Make Some Money" is a sentiment we can all relate to right now. The tune will certainly lift your spirits though with its rousing vocal harmonies, cheery trumpets and vibe spreading soul sounds. "The Weight" (instrumental) is more intense, somehow, with bristling rhythm sections and lo-fi organs all serving up the heat.
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 in stock $12.19
Knowbody's Gonna Love You (Like The Way I Do)
  1. George Semper - "Knowbody's Gonna Love You (Like The Way I Do)" (demo version) (2:19)
  2. Joanne Vent - "Knowbody's Gonna Love You (Like The Way I Do)" (unreleased Acetate version) (2:11)
Review: On their previous deep dives into the archives of Trindadian-American multi-instrumentalist and producer George Semper, Dynamite Cuts has largely focused on reissuing obscure, private-press releases. Here they go one step further, offering up two unheard versions of Semper composition 'Knowbody's Gonna Love You (Like The Way I Do)'. On the A-side you'll find Semper's demo version, a cheery chunk of summery soul bliss blessed with fantastic group vocals, a superb lead vocal from the man himself, and some deliciously chiming melodies. Over on the flip you'll find a fuzzy, more horn-heavy soul version from vocalist Joanna Vent that was previously pressed to an acetate but never released
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Lolito's Theme
Lolito's Theme (limited 7")
Cat: DYNAM 7057. Rel: 18 Oct 19
  1. Lolito's Theme (4:01)
  2. Beloved Gift (4:56)
 in stock $12.19
Crate Breaks Vol 2
Cat: DS 702. Rel: 16 Jan 20
  1. Crate Breaks Three (5:02)
  2. Crate Breaks Four (5:20)
Review: Released late last year, Dirty Drum Productions first "Crate Breaks" seven-inch offered up two sides of cut-and-paste drum breaks - with gaps in between - for turntablists to play around with. This second salvo follows a similar blueprint. What you get is a series of celebrated (and in some cases lesser-known) breakbeats lifted from rock, funk and soul records, EQ'd and re-mastered for maximum loudness. These breaks - arranged into loose "tracks" as "Crate Breaks 3" and "Crate Breaks 4" - are clean enough to either sample, or use during turntablist routines. If you buy two copies, you can even "double up" with them and create fresh backing tracks for the MC of your choice.
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Played by: Dynamite Cuts
 in stock $10.26
Knowledge Of 12th
Cat: FWSS 002. Rel: 09 Mar 17
  1. Knowledge Of 12th (2:54)
  2. Knowledge Of 12th (instrumental) (2:54)
Played by: SPASIBO RECORDS
 in stock $9.70
Comin' Home Baby (reissue)
Comin' Home Baby (reissue) (red vinyl 7" limited to 150 copies)
Cat: OSV 064RED. Rel: 02 Oct 20
  1. Comin' Home Baby (2:40)
  2. Standing In The Need Of Love (2:00)
Review: Back in 2012, Outta Sight dipped into the Cameo-Parkway catalogue in order to offer a first ever "45" pressing of Dee Dee Sharp's 1963 version of 'Comin' Home Baby', which was originally featured on the Philadelphian vocalist's sixth solo album, All The Hits (Volume 2). Eight years on the label has decided to issue a new, limited-edition pressing on vibrant red vinyl. Her version of the Mel Torme favourite is superb and arguably even better than the more famous and celebrated original recording. It comes backed with Sharp's deliciously stomping, uplifting 1965 take on Barrett Strong song 'Standing in the Need of Love', a version that should appeal to Northern Soul DJs and dancers across the UK.
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 in stock $13.29
Apache (reissue)
  1. Apache (4:56)
  2. Bongo Rock (2:38)
Review: Back in 2011, Shawn Lee recorded an album in tribute to the legendary Incredible Bongo Band - whose extra-percussive cuts and cover versions played a key role in the early development of hip-hop - under the name the Incredible Tabla Band. Here, two of the more sought-after cuts from the hard-to-find set appear on seven-inch for the first time. Lee's take on "Apache", in which Indian instrumentation, Hammond organ licks and a touch of psych-rock fuzziness are thrown into the mix with incendiary results - is a guaranteed dancefloor hit. That said, his "Tabla Rock" take on "Bongo Rock" is arguably even better, and certainly a little more revolutionary in terms of the sounds you hear. It's naturally rooted in bongo and tabla-powered funk, but attractively veers off script at key moments.
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Ancient Artifacts
Cat: DNA 011. Rel: 04 Nov 20
  1. Shelley Mack Band - "Ancient Artefacts" (3:28)
  2. Ill Boogs - "Seven Five" (2:10)
Played by: The Allergies
 in stock $13.59
Promised Land
Cat: DAP-1007. Rel: 03 Aug 09
  1. Naomi Shelton - "Promised Land"
  2. Sugarman & Co - "Promised Land"
 in stock $6.64
Magic
Magic (12")
Cat: BEWITH 010TWELVE. Rel: 27 Sep 18
  1. Magic (5:34)
  2. Magic (version) (6:13)
Review: Quintessential Brit funk from 1982; Side On was a one off project from three members of Freeez and Potion, and "Magic" was unfortunately, their only official release. Cited by the likes of Dam Funk as an influence, the raw funk oozing through the mix on both versions was ahead of its time and veering towards more of a proto house sound that kicks dancefloors like a mule. The standard vocal is much more focused on Rick Clarke's strong vocal while the version goes all out with full bass runs and the obligatory saxophone solo. Abracadabra... Reach out and grab this.
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 in stock $14.69
Magenta Skyline
Cat: APDLT 015. Rel: 02 Jul 20
  1. Magenta Skyline (4:25)
  2. The Unresolved (3:22)
 in stock $9.42
Give Me Your Love (reissue) (Juno Exclusive)
Give Me Your Love (reissue) (Juno Exclusive) (white vinyl 7" limited to 150 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: SB 7 UMG1 WHITE. Rel: 15 Jul 20
  1. Give Me Your Love (4:17)
  2. Try It, You'll Like It (3:29)
Review: Soul Brother Records is doing the world a great service by reissuing Sisters of Love's 1973 proto-disco anthem "Give Me Your Love", which is here presented in a Juno exckusive white vinyl edition. The song has been re-edited, bootlegged and reworked countless times over the years, and newcomers should be able to tell why straight away: the combination of brilliant group vocals, Blaxploitation style gyutars, fluttering flutes and powerful horns is simply superb. This time round it's accompanied by a lesser-known gem, "Try It, You'll Like It", which first featured on the B-side of a 1973 single. It's a powerful chunk of conscious funk/soul fusion of the sort that was incredibly popular during the period it was recorded.
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It's A New Day
Cat: DYNAM 7007. Rel: 15 Aug 19
  1. It's A New Day (3:05)
  2. Trespassing (4:05)
Review: Two all time funk/soul classics from the Skull Snaps - a funk group active between 1963 and 1973. They were known as The Diplomats up until 1970 and released a number of singles with moderate success. Renamed Skull Snaps, they released an eponymous album on the small GSF label in 1973, before disappearing into obscurity. These selections are from the said album. New 7" reissue label Dynamite Cuts is releasing these two gems as a limited edition 500 only pressing, showcasing the two best tracks on the LP. Both have been heavily sampled in many hip-hop and club classics by Eric B. & Rakim, Digable Planets, DJ Shadow, The Prodigy and Panjabi MC to name but a few.
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 in stock $12.19
Family Affair
Family Affair (heavyweight vinyl 12")
Cat: 510805 BLACK. Rel: 01 Jan 90
  1. Family Affair (extended version) (7:46)
 in stock $14.69
Bumps In The Road
Bumps In The Road (hand-numbered 7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: FNR 064. Rel: 10 Nov 16
  1. Bumps In The Road (2:59)
  2. Bumps In The Road (instrumental) (3:48)
Review: The US' Funk Night Records is pushing some serious heat as of late, especially given the fact that it's managing to find some real horsepower amid the contemporary generation of funk and soul - a rarity to be appreciated and recognised, these days. Bishop Smith is joined by The Sensational Disciples band to deliver "Bumps In The Road", a gloriously soulful song that gives new meaning to the term 'raw'; this might well be the most seductive piece of music we have heard this year and, if that sounds like an exaggeration, then you might just have to check it out for yourself. The instrumental, is naturally as wonderful, but the vocals on the A-side have the power to remain imprinted in your mind for days and days. This is very warmly recommended.
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Dedications To The Greats Part 2
Cat: NUNS 005V. Rel: 17 Jul 14
  1. Hey Ya!
  2. Prototype
 in stock $10.82
The Michael Remixes
Cat: EDR 016. Rel: 30 Oct 12
  1. Dangerous (2012 Univers jazz mix)
  2. Do You Remember? (Taggy Matchers jazzy mix)
Review: He's jazzed all over Bob. He's filled Grandmaster Flash with jazz too. Shucks, he's done Jacko several times over. But Ed's back and he's jazzing all over the place. This time they focus on the later stages of Jackson's career: "Dangerous" rolls with sneaking minor key twinkles and smoky spoken word before the melody softens to allow a little Michael in the mix. "Do You Remember" is more a jazz boogie joint with funky piano rolls on the fills and much more engaging groove.
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 in stock $8.32
Lord What's Happened To Your People
  1. Kenny Smith - "Lord What's Happened To Your People" (2:51)
  2. Kenny Smith & The Loveliters - "Go For Your Self" (full) (4:49)
Review: Soul Street maestro's breakthrough release from 1971 gets a much needed spotlight from Counterpart... "Lord What's Happening To Your People" is gospel re-imagined as raw funk as Kenny calls out humanity's problems with the help of a full backing chorus and some very slick, dramatic orchestration. "Go For Yourself" takes us further back into Kenny's career to 1966. Leaner than the A-side but comes with the same elements -tight bandmanship, emphatic backing vocals, instant feel-good dynamics - and is also loaded with some exceptionally clean drum breaks. Go fun yourselves.
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 in stock $12.19
Space Princess (Record Store Day 2019)
Space Princess (Record Store Day 2019) (heavyweight vinyl 12") (1 per customer)
Cat: 2310882 P. Rel: 24 Apr 19
  1. Space Princess (7:04)
  2. Quiet Moments (3:53)
Review: Lonnie Liston Smith made a lot of rather good records in the 1970s and '80s, though few are quite as heavy, intergalactic and intoxicating as "Space Princess". Initially recorded and released in 1978 as the opening track of his jazz-funk focused "Exotic Mysteries" album, the track - a suitably cosmic workout of epic proportions - quickly became a firm dancefloor favourite at both the Loft and Paradise Garage in New York thanks to its extended, Latin-tinged percussion breaks. Here the original DJ promo 12" gets the reissue treatment, with the peerless classic being accompanied by fellow "Exotic Mysteries" cut "Quiet Moments" - a gentle, samba-soaked shuffle through sunrise-ready jazz-funk bliss.
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De La Smoove: Lesson 1
De La Smoove: Lesson 1 (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: BCCD 2020003. Rel: 26 Nov 20
  1. De La Smoove: Lesson 1 (4:30)
  2. Hall & Soul (4:24)
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